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How long after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat solid food?

How long after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat solid food?

Varies: Depends on the complexity of extractions..How many extracted..If both sides wisdom teeth were extracted the same time or just one side..If have limited mouth opening..May take upto 24 to 48 hours but if only one side and are able to open mouth.Can start chewing solid on other side after anesthesia wears off..Also depends on kind ofaanesthesia..If had IV sedation would take more time.. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How soon after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat?

How soon after you get your wisdom teeth out can you eat?

After novacaine off: It is recommended that you eat after the anesthesia wears off so that you wont bite your tongue & cheek or have trouble swallowing. Roughly 2 hours after surger should be ok. Soft and cool food is suggested and high protein food is preferred. ...Read more

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How soon should I be able to eat regular and spicy foods after wisdom teeth extractions?

How soon should I be able to eat regular and spicy foods after wisdom teeth extractions?

That varies: There is a wide range of post operative healing outcomes based both upon the type of extraction\impaction and the recuperative powers of the individual. For a simple wisdom tooth extraction, you can probably resume normal eating habits within a day or two; for a severe impaction, it might take a week or more. See how it goes, use your own judgment and also ask the surgeon. ...Read more

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What will i be able to eat warm foods again after getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

What will i be able to eat warm foods again after getting my wisdom teeth extracted?

Certainly: After proper healing you will be able to eat any food you would normally eat. During the healing process, soft, more bland foods may be indicated. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate to eat after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

What would be appropriate to eat after you get your wisdom teeth pulled?

Nutrition? Go Soft!: The best foods to eat after a tooth extraction are those that are soft and do not have small seeds or hard parts in the food item. Yogurt, scrambled eggs, soups, mashed potatos, are great. Things like popcorn, seseme seeded breads, deli crackers, although soft should be avoided to minimize small particles from packing into to the extraction site. Maintain soft diet for 3 days after removal. ...Read more

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After you eat a meal, how quickly are you suppose to brush your teeth afterwards?

After you eat a meal, how quickly are you suppose to brush your teeth afterwards?

Soon: There is no specific time frame, but sooner is better. The food debris that remains in your mouth after you eat--especially the sugary stuff--is just fodder for bacterial activity. The sooner you brush, the sooner you remove much of that debris and the bacterial coatings on your teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to wait to brush your teeth after all meals?

Are you supposed to wait to brush your teeth after all meals?

Yes wait 20 minutes: When you are eating foods that are acidic the ph of your mouth will drop and your whole mouth becomes acidic. Your teeth will dissolve when the ph is below 5.5. Your saliva buffers the acids and get the ph back to a normal and safe level. If you brush your teeth when they are at their weakest, you can erode the enamel. So wait at least 20 minutes before brushing. Fruits and veggies are acidic. ...Read more

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Can you drink after getting your wisdom teeth out?

Drink what?: Drinking liquids to rehydrate is very import in your healing. Lots of water. Drinking alcohol should be done with caution especially if medications are being taken for pain. Alcohol slows the healing as well. Follow the post operative instructions closely. ...Read more

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How soon after getting your wisdom teeth removed can you eat?

Fluids right away: Clear fluid first, then advance to full liquids later that day. No straws! then soft foods the next day for about 4-5 days. No hard foods like nuts or hard crusts for at least a week! ...Read more

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What can you eat after getting wisdom teeth removed?

What can you eat after getting wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth: It Is important to eat a soft diet following wisdom tooth extraction. No smoking. Follow the post op instructions you were given after your extraction. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat just after having your wisdom teeth pulled?

What are the best foods to eat just after having your wisdom teeth pulled?

Nothing hot/spicy: You need basically to stay on soft non irritating foods like jello, pudding, cold cuts, and soups. Avoid hot and spicy foods as they irritate the wound, smoking and drinking through a straw as negative pressure may cause the loss of the blood clotted in the socket to close it , delaying healing. ...Read more

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How come dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out before you turn 21?

How come dentists recommend that you get your wisdom teeth out before you turn 21?

Wisdom teeth: Around the ages of 16-21ish are usually not fully developed - where they haven't reached their full root length. This has "anatomic advantages" that can reduce potential compliations. Since many times they don't have room to emerge, the longer their roots are allowed to grow to full maturity length, the closer to an important sensory nerve (bottom ones) and to the sinus (upper ones) they can get. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

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How long should I wait to eat spicy foods after getting wisdom teeth pulled?

3-4 days: It is recommended to avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and smoking for the first few days. You'd should avoid spicy also ingredients or tomato sauces that might cause stinging or irritation in your injured gums. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wait to eat normal after wisdom teeth removal?

How much time do you have to wait to eat normal after wisdom teeth removal?

Whenever you want: Everyone responds differently following the removal of teeth. Some patients start with a liquid or soft diet immediately following surgery and advance their diet as tolerated. Other patients may resume their normal diet immediately. Your appetite and level of discomfort while eating are your best measures for progressing to a normal diet. ...Read more

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What should I do to eat after getting wisdom teeth removed?

What should I do to eat after getting wisdom teeth removed?

See answer: Start with clear liquids first, if you can hold this down then advanced the diet to full liquids, then soft foods and eventually hard foods. Usually after 1 week you should be eating soft to hard foods again. ...Read more

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How many days after wisdom teeth extraction can I start to eat regularly?

Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction and your own tolerance level. Trial and error is the best way to determine if you are ready but it generally takes 5-7 days. ...Read more

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When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

When can you eat regular food after wisdom tooth extraction.

3-4 days: I usually recommend a soft diet for 2-3 days following extraction but this depends on the extraction itself. Each peson heals differently so after a couple of days you can start eating foods that you can tolerate. Avoid hard chewy, chrunchy, and spicy foods until you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Wanted to know if i can eat solid food the day after a wisdom tooth extraction?

Usually: If you can and want to, sure. Your dentist should supply you with oral and\or written instructions as to what to do, not to do, and possibly recommended choices of solid and liquid nourishment. ...Read more

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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more